Westchester Publishing Services is the premier service provider of cost-effective Composition Typesetting services for publishers in the U.S. market. We provide cost-effective composition typesetting services to book publishers in the following markets: Adult and young adult trade, and university presses. In addition, publishers of cookbooks and 4-color how-to hobby books. Furthermore, policy groups (aka think tanks), as well as professional and legal publishers. Essentially any type of book or publication is something we can handle with expertise and care.
Westchester offers two composition typesetting service options:
- U.S.-serviced high quality Composition Typesetting
- Offshore “cost effective” Composition Typesetting
Offshore Composition Typesetting
Our composition typesetting service dates back to the start of the company in 1969. Through the 1990’s, we handled the typesetting in the U.S. But in the 1990’s, nearly all U.S. typesetting shops were acquired by huge offshore production firms, and thus the typesetting industry moved offshore, in pursuit of the lowest achievable costs. Technology played a big role, dramatically changing the art of composition typesetting from the early days. Today typesetting is more of a science than an art, specifically the science of automating every possible aspect of the composition process.
Our offshore composition typesetting solutions provide our clients with a suite of services to choose from, giving you the flexibility to customize your project to meet your requirements. Many clients work with us through U.S.-based customer service representatives and managers. However, we understand you may prefer to work directly with overseas customer service and project management. Westchester offers an India Direct model, where you liaise directly with our teams in New Delhi and Chennai, India, for your composition projects.
Our expertise includes:
- Academic and Technical Journals
- Juvenile Fiction/Non-Fiction
- Trade Fiction/Non-Fiction
- Complex Reference Titles
- White Papers
- Technical Manuals
- 4-color Cookbooks
- eBooks (universal formats for all major digital reader devices)
Every India Direct Composition project includes an offshore-based customer service representative (CSR), and a U.S.-based point of escalation for emergencies as well as offshore-based quality control and access to our cloud-based client project management portal. Our offshore team are experienced professionals, and have specific training in composition specifications and style sheets. Our India offices are directly managed and supervised by our Danbury, CT headquarters.
Additional services available for your composition projects are:
- Pre-edit services
- XML Tagging
- Art Redrawing
- Tonal Adjustments
- U.S. Design services
- File upload to Content Management System
- File upload to Digital Distribution Platforms
About our Offices in India:
In 2008 Westchester acquired Antares Publishing Services, a leading production firm in India. Our offices in Chennai and New Delhi are wholly owned subsidiaries of Westchester Publishing Services and handle production exclusively for Westchester clients. Westchester always maintains high-quality standards and never sends any production work out to third parties.